Dr. Robert Wolf is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder and elbow, and total joint replacement. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine after graduating from Pennsylvania State University with an honors degree in pre-medicine. Dr. Wolf completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.
Taking loving care of my wife and three children, Church at Brook Hills member, Weightlifting/Powerlifting, Pen and Ink Drawing, Athletics, Fishing, Hunting
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Board Certified 2001, re-certified 2011, Arthroscopy Association of North America Active Member, Alamo Orthopaedic Society, Medical Association of
the State of Alabama, Jefferson County Medical Society, Christian Medical and Dental Society, Crohns and Colitis Foundation of North America Professional Member
American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, Alabama
Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery – August 1998 through July 1999
Sports Coverage: NFL Europe, Major League Soccer, Birmingham Barons Baseball (AA), Auburn University, Samford University, Miles College, Birmingham Southern College, Wallace State University, University of Montevallo, numerous local high schools and small colleges
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dept. Orthopaedic Surgery
Internship in Orthopaedic Surgery, July 1993 – July 1994
Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery, July 1994 – July 1998
Activities: Acted as team physician for various SAISD football teams, 1994 – 1998; assisted with orthopaedic coverage for University of Texas football and basketball programs (1994); Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Orthopaedic Surgeon Resident Scholar 1998
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
MD conferred May 1993
Pennsylvania State University, College of Science Bachelor of Science in Premedicine with Honors, May 1989
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Omega Leadership Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society, Phi Lambda Upsilon Academic Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Academic Honor Society, University Scholars Program, Dean’s List, Outstanding College Students of America
Scholarships: Braddock Memorial Scholarship (Full Four-Year Scholarship Awarded by the P.S.U. College of Science for Academic Excellence), University Scholars Program Scholarship, President’s Freshman Award, Kramer Memorial Scholarship
“Long Head Biceps Tenotomy Versus Tenodesis: A Cadaveric Biomechanical Analysis.” Wolf RS, Zheng N, Weichel D. Presented at the Arthroscopy Association of North America 22nd Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Spring 2003; Arthroscopy Vol 21 Issue 2 p. 182-85, 2005
“Long Head Biceps Tenotomy Versus Tenodesis: The Effects of Cyclic Loading and Ultimate Load to Failure: A Cadaveric Biomechanical Analysis.” Wolf RS, Zheng N, Weichel D. (SS-19) Arthroscopy Vol 19 Issue 5 p. 32-33, May 2003
“The Effects of Thermal Capsulorraphy and Rotator Interval Closure on Multidirectional Laxity in the Glenohumeral Joint.” Iero J, Wolf RS, Zheng N, Weichel D. Presentated at the Arthroscopy Association of North America 22nd Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Spring 2003; Arthroscopy Vol 19 Issue 5 p. 81-82, May 2003
“The Effects of Thermal Capsulorraphy and Rotator Interval Closure on Multidirectional Laxity in the Glenohumeral Joint: A Cadaveric Biomechanical Study.” Wolf RS, Iero J, Zheng N, Weichel D. Arthroscopy Vol 20 Issue 10 p. 1044-49, December 2004
“The Safety of the Neviaser Portal in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Cadaveric Analysis with Clinical
Correlation.” Wolf RS, Zheng N, Weichel D. Poster presentation at the Arthroscopy Association of North America 22nd Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Spring 2003; submission pending to Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery
“Commentary: The Use of Radiofrequency Energy in Sports Medicine.” Wolf RS. The American Journal of Orthopedics, March 2003, pp 120 – 121.
“Clinical Sports Medicine Update. Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete: A Current Concepts Review:” Cain EL, Dugas J, Wolf RS, Andrews JR. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, July/August 2003, 31(4), pp 621 – 635.
“Lumiracoxib Provides Effective Relief of Postsurgical Pain Following Total Knee or Hip Arthroplasty.” Davis J, Rhodes J, Wolf R, et al. Poster presentation at the 4th Congress of EFIC – Pain in Europe IV,
Prague, Czech Republic, September 2003.
“Current Concepts Review: The Role of Thermal Capsulorraphy in the Treatment of Multidirectional Instability of the Shoulder.” Wolf RS, Lemak LJ. The Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association, Summer 2002, pp 102 – 110.
“Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery.” Wolf RS, Lemak LJ. The Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association, Spring 2002 11(1), pp 25 – 32.
“Incomplete Bicruciate Knee Ligament Injuries: Results of Treatment with Isolated ACL Reconstruction.” Wolf RS, Lemak LJ. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, March, 2002, 18(3): pp 264 – 271. Presented at ASMI Fellowship Society Meeting, Birmingham, AL, June 1999.
“Lipoma Arborescens of the Hip.” Wolf RS, Zoys GN, Saldivar V, Williams RP. The American Journal of Orthopedics, May 2002, pp 276-279.
“Review and Update: The Role of Thermal Capsulorraphy in the Treatment of Multidirectional Instability of the Shoulder.” Wolf RS, Lemak LJ. The South African Journal of Sports Medicine, September 2001, 3: p 16.
“A Comparison of Cox189, Naproxen, and Placebo for Relief of Post-surgical Pain.” Chan V, Clark J, Ganapathy S, Rhodes R, Davis J, Wolf RS, et al. Presented to the World Congress of Pain, February 4, 2002.
“A Comparison of Cox-189, Naproxen, and Placebo for Post-Orthopedic Surgery Pain.” Chan V, Clark A, Davis J, Wolf R, Forsythe A, Manning D, Jayawardene S. Poster at 10th World Congress on Pain, San Diego, CA, August 2002.
“Pain Management in Sports Medicine.” Arivananthan M, Wolf R. Popular Science (Malaysia), July 2002, pp 62 – 63.
“Decreasing Pain in Sports Injuries.” Ramiya S, Wolf R. Malaysian Medical Tribune, July 2002, p 16.
“The Role of Thermal Capsulorraphy in the Treatment of Multidirectional Instability of the Shoulder.” Wolf RS. Medical Chronicle of South Africa, October 2001, 11: p 40.
“Revision ACL Reconstruction Surgery.” Wolf RS, Lemak LJ. The South African Journal of Sports Medicine, September 2001, 3: pp 22 – 23.
“Pathoanatomy of Acute and Recurrent Patellar Dislocation.” Wolf RS, DeLee JC, Gilley J. Orthopaedic Transactions, 1998-99, 22(2) pp. 350 – 351; Presented at the American Orthopaedic Association Resident’s Meeting, Sacramento, CA., February 1998 and finalist in Roy Davis Memorial Research Competition, San Antonio, TX, May 1998.
“Fracture of the Medial Tubercle of the Posterior Process of the Talus.” Wolf RS, Heckman JD. Foot and Ankle International, April 1998, 19(4) pp. 255 – 258.
“Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis.” Wolf RS, Campbell RM. Texas Medicine, March 1996, 92(3) pp.76 – 80.
“Bacterial Adhesion in Orthopaedic Devices.” Wolf RS, Esterhai JL. Presented at the FDA’s “Infection Control Symposium”, Washington D.C., July 1992.
“Coronary Heart Disease in the 1990’s: The Case for Unstable Angina as an Endpoint in Primary Prevention Studies.” Whitney EJ, Shear CL, Mantell G, Lydick E, Wolf RS. The American Journal of Cardiology, September 1992, 70(7) pp. 738 – 743.
Samford University – Clinical Preceptor and Instructor, Department of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, 2000 – present
Birmingham Southern College – Clinical Preceptor and Instructor, Division of Science and Mathematics, January 2003 – present
American Sports Medicine Institute – Clinical and Academic Sports Medicine Fellowship Instructor, June 2000 – 2003
East Tennessee State University School of Medicine – Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, 1999
Editorial Review Panel – American Journal of Sports Medicine
American Journal of Orthopedics
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Research, 2002 – 2011
Mitek Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy Instructor and Lecturer, Birmingham, AL, May, 2001; Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, IL, January 2002.
Arthrex Shoulder Arthroscopy Lab Instructor and Lecturer, Port St. Lucie, FL, October 2001; Birmingham, AL, April 2002; Naples FL, January 2004
Smith Nephew Endoscopy Arthroscopy Lab Instructor and Lecturer, Birmingham, Al, October 2002
University of Tennessee Chattanooga – Clinical Instructor and Lecturer, Masters Degree Graduate Athletic Trainer Program, 1999 – 2000
MCAT Preparation Course Instructor, Stanley Kaplan Educational Courses, 1989 – 1991